A woman with prosthetic leg works from home on her laptop, her baby is beside her in a baby bouncer

COVID-19 may have changed how you work. If you are needed to work from home for the first time, this Australian Government Comcare Checklist can help you. It outlines hints for short term working from home arrangements.

A woman in a wheelchair works from home. She wears headphones and has a laptop and computer in front of her.

We can all benefit from a few kind reminders about the balance of working from home during times of uncertainty. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well are essential for a good equilibrium for your head, heart, and body. It can be easy to fall into not-so-good routines and sometimes forget to find joy in little moments. We write about practices that are good and wholesome for quality of life when you work from home.

Man is looking out window. Beside him is his prosthetic leg.

For the vulnerable, immuno-compromised, voluntarily self-isolating, or those in quarantine, lockdown or mandatory isolation after overseas travel or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 we’ve gathered some tips and activities to help you through. For all ages from toddlers to adults, we have plenty of suggestions.

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With the emergencies we have all faced in recent history, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. Bushfires, Floods and a Pandemic. In the event you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean drinking water, a little planning now will spare you precious time.

A smart phone with blank screen is in focus, in the background is a brochure, cards and the black and white square of a QR code in a display holder.

QR codes or electronic check-in methods are now mandatory for all hospitality venues and some other businesses in NSW.   We explain what they are, how they work, and what to do if you do not have a mobile phone.

Elderly woman looking out of a window

In a tea room conversation with a colleague (adhering to social distancing guidelines), Margaret* recounted a situation so perfectly relevant in today’s climate of social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. It was her Mum’s birthday and Margaret and her brother wanted to deliver a cake and present to her at her nursing home.

A photo of a State Border Sign, with the writing "State Border Queensland" in black on the white sign.

Queensland has reviewed the border restrictions that were in place. We explain the current restrictions.  

Two hand made face masks with clear inserts for lip reading lay on a table. Beside them are hearing aids, scissors and a pincushion.

Masks are considered a tool to protect ourselves and each other from Coronavirus. We try and bring together all the info you need about masks in one place. Communication needs, Autism and Masks, fogging, making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

a vaccine vial and syringe with COVID spores

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use in Australia. What does this mean for people with a disability and when will they be able to access the vaccine? Links to Easy Read and Auslan resources.

Blue background, IDEAS logo, text "Department of Communities and Justice Authorised Worker Vaccination"

This article explains how to book a priority vaccine appointment if you are an authorised worker with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in particular sectors (see below), aged 16 – 39 years and live in one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern in Greater Sydney listed here.